Portsmouth International Airport is in Portsmouth, New Hampshire, just a few miles from the border with the state of Maine. The airport is used by the Allegiant airline for direct flights to Florida, specifically to Fort Lauderdale, Tampa, Orlando and Fort Myers.
Accommodation near Portsmouth International Airport ranges from simple motels to stately hotels in historic buildings.
It’s easy to get to Portsmouth International Airport on Interstate 95, and there’s free parking for both short-stay and long-stay passengers. Relax in the ground-floor lounge, where you can buy snacks and drinks. There’s another passenger lounge on the upper level near the departure gate, and free WiFi is laid on as well.
Only four miles from the border with Maine, Portsmouth International Airport is about 44 miles from New Hampshire’s state capital, Concord. If you’re travelling to Boston, there are hourly buses from Portsmouth International Airpor both to downtown Boston and Logan International Airport. These take about an hour. From Boston, you can take one of the regular buses that stop in Cape Cod’s major towns of Hyannis and Provincetown.
Discover the historic district of this attractive town at the mouth of the Piscataqua River, where elegant 18th-century buildings line tree-shaded streets. Start in Market Square, where cafe terraces, galleries and brightly coloured shops cluster around the square and its white-steepled North Church. Delve into Portsmouth’s maritime past with a visit to the maritime museum in the USS Albacore, a decommissioned US Navy submarine now open to the public. Take a leisurely cruise from Portsmouth’s harbour to the Great Bay tidal estuary, which is quite a spectacle in autumn.
New England seafood is renowned the world over for its taste and freshness. Feast on clam chowder and lobster rolls in one of the laid-back cafes that look out over Portsmouth’s harbour. Splash out on a seafood bonanza in one of Portsmouth’s upscale restaurants. You’ll also find steakhouses as well as a good smattering of spicy Tex-Mex fare.
While you’re in New England, it’s tempting to go further south along the Eastern Seaboard and explore the quaint villages and beautiful sandy beaches of Cape Cod. Rent a bike and cycle along the 22-mile Cape Cod Rail Trail, or join a whale-watching boat trip. Explore the many beaches along the Cape Cod National Seashore, which is filled with forested trails, ponds and cranberry bogs. Go on an antiques hunt among the 100-or-so shops on the peninsula, many along the picturesque Old King’s Highway between Barnstable and Brewster. Get a glimpse into the life of John F Kennedy in the museum dedicated to the late president in his former summer residence at Hyannis.
Whichever part of New England you’re visiting, you’ll find travelling to and from Portsmouth International Airport a hassle-free experience thanks to an efficient network of interstate highways.